Barcelona isn’t thinking of anything other than winning the La Liga title as soon as possible. On the other hand, Getafe is trying to avoid facing the season’s final stretch with the pressure of being in the relegation zone. That combination makes this matchup a must-watch for all La Liga betting enthusiasts. And yes, as expected, Barcelona is heavily favored.
Time to Get Serious
Last weekend, Getafe lost 2-0 to Real Sociedad. Sociedad scored the opener right before halftime and sealed the deal 15 minutes into the second. Despite also losing possession with 39%, Getafe finished with four shots on goal.
Prior to that defeat, Getafe went four straight games without losing, defeating Girona and Sevilla and drawing to Cadiz and Athletic Bilbao, finishing with a clean sheet in two of those matches.
The club has been considerably better when playing at home. Five of its seven victories were at Alfonso Perez. It has lost once in its last five home games and won the last three in a row with a 6-2 aggregate.
Getafe is offering a +575 price in the La Liga lines to win straight up. Losing this match could mean falling into the relegation zone, which should be enough motivation to play at its best from start to end.
Time to React
While only a catastrophe could prevent Barcelona from winning the La Liga title, the team can’t relax, not yet. Last week, it lost 4-0 to Real Madrid in the second leg of the Copa del Rey semifinals. Winning La Liga is all it has left.
Barcelona also failed to win against Girona on Monday. The match at Camp Nou finished 0-0. Barcelona had 60% of possession and 18 shots in total, while Girona didn’t take a single shot on goal.
The clean sheet is very good news, though. We’re talking about the top defensive unit in the league – conceding nine goals in 28 games – and the second top-scoring team.
Robert Lewandowski, who leads the Golden Boot race with 17 goals, also leads the team in assists with six. He’s one of the main reasons for Barcelona to dominate the La Liga odds at -180. Having a 12-0-2 record when playing on the road also has a lot to do with that.
Getafe vs Barcelona Head-to-Head
Getafe put up a really good fight as betting online underdogs for the first meeting between the two but still lost 1-0. Pedri was the scorer. It could have been worse since Barcelona won possession with 68%, but Getafe’s defensive unit did a great job.
Getafe also put up a really good fight the last time it played host to Barcelona, enough to snatch a point thanks to a goalless draw.
Getafe vs Barcelona Match Information
- Match: Getafe vs Barcelona
- Date/Time: Sunday, April 16, 10:15 a.m. ET
- Location: Alfonso Perez, Getafe
- Getafe vs Barcelona Live stream: fubo.tv
Getafe vs Barcelona Betting Lines
Getafe vs Barcelona Picks and Prediction
Getafe must win to avoid falling into the relegation zone. Barcelona wants to bounce back and keep its comfortable advantage at the top of the standings. It’s going to be a close battle, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t expect goals. In fact, my online gambling recommendation is to wager on the over.
The total has gone over 2½ goals in three of Barcelona’s last five matches. The same happened in two of Getafe’s last five matches. Plus, two great scorers will be on the pitch.
Barcelona is listed at -180 in our Vegas La Liga lines. This means that if you wager $100 on Barcelona, you have a chance to win $56. Getafe is +575, offering a chance to win $575 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Barcelona a 64.29% chance to win, with Getafe at 14.81%.